• Drastic weight loss or refusal to maintain normal BMI, 85% lower than normal weight
  • Fear of getting fat or gaining weight despite being underweight
  • Inappropriate assessment of weight or over emphasis on body shape as own self-value
  • Absence of menstruation for more than 3 months among female sufferers


  • Restraining type: Go on an extreme diet, be on fast or workout excessively
  • Purging type: Consistently binge followed by purging and deliberate vomiting